An Ohio couple will celebrate two big milestones next month when they both turn 100.
Hubert and June Malicote were reportedly born in July 1922, both raised in rural Kentucky, and first crossed paths when they both moved to Ohio in search of work.
Speaking to NBC affiliate WLWT, the couple revealed that their relationship began when they were at church. At first they were friends, before that became something more.
Hubert and June were married on June 8, 1943, only for Hubert to be called up to fight in World War II soon after. He served in the Navy in Hawaii for two years, but June was waiting for him at the train station on his way home.
According to information from TODAY, they settled and raised a family in Hamilton, Ohio. The couple has three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In the near future, both Hubert and June will celebrate the fantastic achievement of turning 100 years old. June’s birthday is July 13, while Hubert will have his 100th birthday on July 23.
It has been reported that a church service will be held in his backyard to mark the occasion.
Speaking about the bond he shares with his wife of a long time, Hubert said: “We’ve never had a fight. We have never had a fight.
“We don’t go through life without problems, but we would never do anything to hurt each other,” he added.
“If there is controversy, you may have to walk away for a couple of minutes.”
According to TODAY, the couple enjoy dinner and a movie together every night. Meanwhile, their bedtime routine involves sharing a kiss before saying goodnight.
Her 70-year-old daughter explained: “I put mum in her wheelchair next to where dad is sitting and they hold hands and say goodnight.
“Then in the morning, they are very happy to see each other. They greet each other with a big smile.”
True love will always be one of the most powerful forces in this world. Stories involving romance of the kind that Hubert and June share really make my day.
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